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Don Haggerty    Sculpture        Gallery I


I’ve always been a believer that if a painting’s negative spaces--all those areas that surround a painting’s subject--are interesting and well tended to, a good painting is almost assured.

But my love for “empty” spaces was taken to new heights one evening while attending a performance of modern ballet.  During the program, I found myself mesmerized by the constantly moving, very beautiful shapes formed by the empty spaces between and among the dancers.  For me that evening, the negative spaces became the stars of the show!

This experience stretched my creative impulses, and as a direct expansion of my figurative painting, I began extracting quite literally the negative spaces I love so much and converting them to become the positive forms of three-dimensional sculptures. 

In these sculptures, I find myself enjoying the positive forms purely for their shapes, colors and relationships as my eye moves happily from color to color, from shape to shape.  When I finally turn my attention again to the negative spaces between, however, the figure that first inspired the piece suddenly reappears within the void, inevitably bringing a smile to my face.  I love the ensuing dance that's set in motion as I then freely roam from the abstract to the figure and back again.

I hope you'll enjoy the dance as much as I do!                                                 --Don Haggerty

   

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

                   

 

         

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   The sculptures shown here are produced in limited editions of 25 unless otherwise noted.
   Images shown are of artist’s proofs, which are produced in a maximum quantity of two.

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© 2013 Don Haggerty
  
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First Day of Spring
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
14"H x 13 3/8"W x 4 1/2"D
Ballerina Landscape
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
10 1/4"H x 18"W x 4"D
Figure Wrapped in Blue
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
14 3/4"H x 11 3/4"W x 4 3/8"D
Killer Red Dress
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
11 1/2"H x 13 7/8"W x 3 5/8"D
Kristina Ballerina
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
9 3/4"H x 6 1/8"W x 6 1/8"D
Strong Woman
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
14"H x 14"W x 4"D
Triangle Pose
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
11"H x 6 1/8"W x 6 1/8"D
Lotus Woman Rising
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
14 3/4"H x 16 3/4"W x 4 1/8"D
Dance Trio
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
11 3/4"H x 16 3/4"W x 4 1/8"D
Lollipop Dancer
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
12 1/2"H x 12"W x 4"D
Figure in the Forest
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
12 1/4"H x 14"W x 4 1/8"D
Dancing Pair
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
10 1/2"H x 11"W x 4 1/4"D
Leap for Joy
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
13 1/4"H x 6 1/4"W x 6 1/4"D
Figure at the Beach
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
10"H x 13"W x 3 1/2"D
Dance of Two Figures in a Flower Garden
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
12"H x 14"W x 3 5/8"D
Night at the Ballet
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
11"H x 21"W x 4"D
Reclining Figure at Twilight
Galvanized steel, brass rods, acrylic paint, wood base
10 5/8"H x 18 7/8"W x 3"D
Reclining Figure at Twilight (angled view)